Indeed it has been very moving to watch the news lately. It is imperative that we as a society educate kids, adolescents, young adults, and adults in what is inappropriate, and may I say impermissible, sexual behavior. Today, our Dean of Students, Kayla Krupnick Walsh, sent an email to all students, faculty, and staff of GGU. In case you missed it, here it is:
As we watch the news these days, there is so much that is triggering, especially for those who have been victims of sexual assault. I know, and have heard from some of you, from our staff, and from our faculty, what a difficult and emotional time it is right now.
I want to remind you that there are resources here at GGU and in the community. But mostly, I want to remind you to be kind to one another, to treat each other with care and concern. Each of us has full lives outside of GGU – these lives contain joy, sorrow, stress and fear. I hope that we all approach our interactions with each other knowing that what we see on the outside is not always a good representation of how people are feeling in the moment.
If you are looking for a safe space to talk or just sit, please feel free to come to the Office of Student Affairs or make an appointment with our Wellness Resources department. Below are also some numbers for local and national resources.
San Francisco Women Against Rape
Bay Area Women Against Rape
YWCA Rape Crisis Center
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Please take care,
Kayla Krupnick Walsh
Dean of Students
Golden Gate University
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“GGU Social is not only a blog, but GGU Social’s real intention is to continue building a community within the school. Having said that, we open our lines of communications for anyone who wants to reach out with any question, concern, or comment. As my moral values and my profession’s ethic well have guided me, I, Fernando Gago, will guarantee the anonymity and confidentiality of any conversation we have. I’m not a counselor, and will not give any kind of advice nor will tell you what to do, but I will most certainly be there to listen and point you to anyone or anyplace that could best help you.
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